Perfume: The art and craft of fragrance

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A complete introduction to the psychology and science of perfume, with instructions on the use of and layering scent, and making your individual perfumed sprays, oils, and bath and body products.


At a time when advertising bombards us with the hard sell for the recent celebrity perfumes, fragrance expert Karen Gilbert shows find out how to create and blend your very own signature scent. Perfume: The Art and Craft of Fragrance introduces us to the psychology of smell and explains how fragrance can influence our moods and behavior, and gives a brief overview of perfume through the ages. A key chapter teaches you find out how to train your nose to recognize the five different fragrance families (floral, oriental, citrus, chypre, fougère), and find out how to identify the top, middle, and base notes of a perfume. After getting understood the basics of find out how to build a fragrance, discover ways to layer scents by creating perfume oils, sprays, and solids, plus scented bath and body products and home fragrance sprays from the easy step by step recipes. Illustrated all over with charming artistic endeavors and photographs, Perfume: The Art and Craft of Fragrance is the very best introduction to the art and romance of creating perfume.

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